Sports Mole preview Tuesday’s Premier League clash between Burnley and Leicester City, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
Burnley will strive to rise above the dreaded dotted line when Leicester City visit Turf Moor on Tuesday night in the Premier League.
Sean DycheThe Foxes side managed to salvage a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday, while the Foxes’ last game saw them pick up a healthy Europa Conference League win over Randers.
At one point, seemingly down, Burnley may be on the verge of pulling off another great escape and extending their Premier League spell for at least one more season, with Dyche no stranger to finding aces in relegation dogfights.
The Clarets were down against Palace at Selhurst Park as Jeffrey Schlupp tapped home after tricky game away from talent Michael Olisecorn Luka MilivojevicThe own goal allowed Burnley to bring back a point in Lancashire.
Having now taken seven points from the last nine on offer amid their recent resurgence, Burnley are now within touching distance of safety, still below the dotted line in 18th, but midweek victory would take them above from Everton, Leeds United and Brentford.
A tally of just three goals conceded in their last seven Premier League outings is reminiscent of Burnley of old – not so surprising with Ben Mee and James TarkowskiThe now telepathic partnership – and incredibly, only Manchester City and Liverpool have shipped fewer at home this term.
What’s more, the Clarets have lost just once at home in the Premier League since early October – although five of those eight encounters have ended with the spoils split – and Leicester certainly have a point to prove in midweek. .
It would take a major reversal of fortune for Leicester to suddenly return to European competition in the Premier League, but Brendan RodgersThe failing team at least took a step towards Conference League glory by knocking out Randers.
After securing a 4-1 first leg win in the knockout stage, Harvey Barnes took all two minutes to open the scoring on Randers’ turf before James Madisonthe brace put the tie to bed, with Stephen Ody scoring a late goal without consequence for the Danish team.
A far from simple tie with French powerhouses Rennes now awaits the Foxes – who have played by far the fewest Premier League games this season with 23 – and this flurry of postponements has certainly contributed to their 13th place in the table .
Three points here could take Leicester to 11th based on their margin of victory, but Rodgers has now overseen a five-game winless streak in the top flight – which has reportedly made Manchester United think again in their manager search – and under The high-performing Foxes also rode an abysmal four-game losing streak on the road, conceding 12 goals during that streak.
Burnley may have won just one of their last seven meetings with the 2015-16 top-flight champions, but the two most recent encounters between the Clarets and Leicester have finished level, including a 2 draw. -2 thrilling at King Power in September. .
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Burnley Striker Matej Vydra is back on the grass following her hernia surgery but won’t be ready for Tuesday’s game, and Johann Berg Gudmundsson won’t be coming back anytime soon.
Charlie Taylor and Maxwel Cornet were both fit enough for places on the Selhurst Park bench, and the former will expect to move Erik Pieters after being injured on the hour mark on Saturday.
Cornet is also a strong candidate to take Jay Rodriguezplace at the forefront of the attack, and Jack Cork was another early replacement this weekend, with Ashley Westwood now in the frame to start.
As for Leicester, Jamie Vardy and james justin They are believed to have slim hopes of making the squad for the trip to Turf Moor, but the first one is unlikely to start after a few months away.
Wesley Fofana, Timothy Castagne, Ryan Bertrand and Jonny Evans stay out long-term, and Rodgers will have to assess the fitness of his entire squad after their European efforts.
Ricardo Pereira should be nice to return to right-back after his pre-emptive absence for Randers’ second leg, and it would be surprising not to see Caglar Soyuncu Return for Jannik Vestergaard at the heart of the defence.
Possible Burnley starting lineup:
Pope; Roberts, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Lennon, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Weghorst, Cornet
Leicester City’s possible starting line-up:
Schmeichel; Pereira, Amartey, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans; Lookman, Maddison, Barnes; dakka
We say: Burnley 1-1 Leicester City
Burnley rarely concede many goals in front of their own fans, and a Leicester side with low morale domestically and enduring a harrowing time on their travels should be given a rough ride here.
The Foxes’ long rest period should work in their favour, so we wouldn’t expect Rodgers to oversee a fifth Premier League away loss on the rebound, but a resurgent and disciplined Burnley are more than capable of. hang on for a point.
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